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Webinar: Surviving the Colonial Pipeline and Other Big-Game Ransomware Attacks

With the increase in highly publicized ransomware attacks, security and risk leaders need to make sure their organization isn’t the next headline. People are more and more relying on connected devices to do business and conduct life in general. Bad actors know that they can find crucial data when they enter a system that would cause devastation if encrypted and lost forever.

Whether it’s a mental health clinic in Tulsa, a school in England, a meat company in Australia or an oil pipeline in the southeast United States, ransomware attacks have dominated recent headlines.

Big-game ransomware attacks targeting business has greatly increased in success and can cost billions of dollars in ransom and lost income, not to mention the risk to human lives. These ransomware attacks tend to leverage more sophisticated attack techniques driven by the criminal underground delivering malware as a service.” explains Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard CSO.

Many mid-market organizations struggle to understand the layers of security required to mount a formidable defense against ransomware. While email is still a common threat vector, the paths of a ransomware attack can vary widely. So how do these companies bridge the ransomware security gap?

In this webinar, WatchGuard CSO Corey Nachreiner and technical security operations manager Marc Laliberte detail the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and others so you can learn from these unfortunate incidents. The talk will cover:

  • Technical details about the Colonial Pipeline attack
  • General trends around this and other big-game ransomware attacks
  • How ransomware-as-a-service works
  • How attackers exploit living-off-the-land and fileless malware techniques to evade security controls
  • Why authentication is the weakest link without stronger methods
  • Defense tips and security strategies that will both help you prevent the latest attack techniques and survive big-game ransomware

When? September 23, 2021 - 8am PDT (3pm GMT)

Watch on demand!

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